Orissa, India: How A 20 Year Old Girl Was Burnt To Death In An Orphange By A Cheering Crowd


Fr. Edward Sequeira, a priest belonging to the Society of Divine Word (SVD), was one of those who was seriously injured when his mission station was attacked by the mob in Orissa.

Currently recuperating at Burla Medical College Hospital, Sambalpur, Fr. Sequeira, upon gaining consciousness, narrated the story to his brother Commodore Valentine Sequeira who writes:

A large mob of more than 700 people were returning after attending the cremation of Swami Laxmananand Saraswati who was killed along with four others Saturday evening by suspected Maoist guerrillas at his Jalespata ashram.

The mob was chanting anti-Christian slogans and when they reached Padampur in Bargarh district, they attacked the orphanage where Fr Edward lived.

Ms. Rajni Majhi, a 20 year old student who lived in the orphanage and was also working as an auxiliary nurse in the orphanage confronted them.

When Fr Sequeira arrived at the spot, the mob locked him and Rajni into separate rooms, and ordered the children to vacate the orphanage. The mob then ransacked Fr Sequeira’s room, poured petrol on him, Rajni and set the orphanage on fire.

“I was engulfed in flames, I could hear the cries of Rajni and the mob was cheering and shouting through the windows,” recalls Fr Sequeira.

He however, managed to crawl to the bathroom, beat out the flames and closed the windows.

“When I started to suffocate I found a crack on the wall that was damaged in the attack and kept my nose there to breath some air. All the while I could hear the cries of Rajni from the next room where she was writhing in agony. After sometime, there was silence and I thought she must have managed to escape from the room,” recalled Fr Sequeira.

Unknown to Fr Edward, the girl was burnt alive and had breathed her last.

People from the neighborhood who heard the cries of children rushed to the rescue, broke the walls and brought him to safety. That is when the mob attacked him again outside the orphanage and beat him up mercilessly till he became unconscious. He was initially rushed to the hospital at Padampur and later with the help of local officials was shifted to Burla Medical College Hospital, in Sambalpur.

SOURCE: http://orissaburning.blogspot.com/2008/08/20-year-old-rajni-burnt-to-death.html

(WARNING: VERY graphic image of the Handmaid of God Rajni Majhi in death at the begining of the post.)

Please spread the word.

Pray for the conversion of India.


7 Responses to Orissa, India: How A 20 Year Old Girl Was Burnt To Death In An Orphange By A Cheering Crowd

  1. Fr. J. says:

    This is just shameful beyond words. Pray hard for persecuted Christians.

  2. jacob says:

    They deserved it, Bastards play dirty tactics in thirdworld countries, to convert and gain political power. Ovbiously someone is going to catch on. Christains are worse than Muslims when it come to manipulating and scamming people into Conversions.

  3. They deserved it, Bastards play dirty tactics in thirdworld countries, to convert and gain political power.

    Jacob, share with me what faith of philisophical background you have… I would like to stay FAR AWAY from folks who share it.

    People deserve to be doused in gasoline and burned alive?

    The Christians of Orissa strike you as power hungry?

    In fact, if you educate yourself a little bit, you will find that the threat is to those who are in power, as converts reject the fourth-class status many of them had as “untouchables”…

    We will keep you in our prayers Jacob.

  4. Nan says:

    Hindus cling to the caste system and accuse Christians of forcing or paying Untouchables to convert; but what incentive do the Untouchables have to remain in a system in which they can never improve their lives? These are the people on the bottom of the bottom of the social scale, whose options for work, especially in rural areas, are limited to those traditionally done, like garbage pickup. Wouldn’t you change to a religion that would take you out of that system?

    The original murder that sparked the rioting, looting and killing was admitted by a Muslim group. The Hindus ignored the fact that Muslims murdered and admitted to murder so they had an excuse to persecute Christians.

  5. no it wasnt says:

    no it wasnt claimed by a muslim group i suggest you look up again who claimed responsibility

  6. The article notes it was Maoists.

  7. George says:

    We will pray for you Jacob aka ‘whoever you are’.

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